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Sheriff warns of scammers claiming to represent sheriff’s office

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is alerting the public to a recent phone scam in which the caller claimed to be an employee of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and called from a number disguised to appear as though it was from the sheriff’s office.

During these calls, the scammer either stated the call was related to a “legal matter,” that the individual “missed jury duty,” or that the individual would go to jail if they did not turn themselves in to police custody.

The scammer utilized a “spoofing app,” which is a mobile app used to . . .

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